Ever found yourself in the depths of procrastination? Struggled to recall information you just learnt? Have you ever been unable to tap into your creativity? Or felt unmotivated, as if someone had switched off your internal light bulb? In today’s world, it’s no secret that we are expected to learn quicker, think faster, retain more, stress less, and perform better than ever before. Yet, our brain can’t always perform to the standard expected of it. So, how?
For many of us, a new year symbolises a fresh start, where we can wipe the slate clean from the year we’ve just left behind and focus on prioritising new goals for the year ahead. Yet, while our expectations of what we will achieve in the new year might be optimistic at the beginning, for most of us, that feeling fizzles as quickly as the Christmas spirit once the demands of everyday life set back in. So, are you keen to start 2020 with New Year’s Resolutions that actually stick?
With heightened levels of cortisol, nail-bitingly tight deadlines, caffeine-loaded diets, sensory overload from our wall to wall devices, and the stress of our everyday lives, it really should come as no surprise that our bodies are finding it increasingly difficult to switch off from the many distractions around us and reach a restful state. Yet, the question must be asked - why is sleep so important, how much should you be getting, and what can you do about it? Keep reading!
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